The African Policy Centre (APC) is a Think Tank based in Africa. It is registered in Kenya as a Charity by the NGO Coordination Board. Its main objective is to promote education, health, peace-building, reproductive health, good governance, promotion of human rights, and relief of poverty, through research and policy analysis. It is mandated to conduct social science policy research and analysis; and capacity building, with the aim of improving human welfare.
It seeks to develop substantive policy alternatives for the improvement of policy making and governance, conducting research and policy studies with a view to promoting national development within Kenya, the Eastern Africa region and African continent as a whole. It also seeks to provide advisory services in relation to various fields and also to offer services in the general area of policy making and governance.
The African Policy Centre will provide development advisory services to local communities, government institutions, the private sector and international agencies in socio-economic development areas; undertaking evidence-based policy research and analysis; conducting advocacy on policy analysis and research outputs; and building national and regional capacities of governments and civil societies on development, monitoring and evaluation. It will also provide public fora to promote policy dialogue and sustain intellectual discourse; while initiating development projects/initiatives in the grassroots in partnership with other development partners.
It is based in Kenya but with research interest in Kenya and across the entire Eastern Africa region. Having observed the key challenges facing the country and the region the Centre has been established in order to provide policy alternatives and solutions to the existing socio-economic and political challenges.The need for establishing this centre has been motivated by the fact that Kenya is faced with the daunting task of realizing many complex policy goals stipulated in Vision 2030 and the role for such institutions is opportune. Read More..
NEW: APC Regional Representative for Uganda, Mr. Edward Tujunirwe, has published a Chapter "International Cooperation in Science and Technology: Opportunities and Challenges for Uganda." This is available in Chapter 17 of the Book, "Science & Technology Diplomacy in Developing Countries." Read More